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Lifetime Achievement in Psychology Award

This annual award recognises and celebrates exceptional and sustained contributions in a career as a practitioner psychologist.

It is anticipated that this award will be made to a psychologist near or after the end of their career.


The award will confer life membership of the Society, and a commemorative certificate will be presented to the recipient at an appropriate Society conference. The recipient will also be invited to deliver an address at the conference.


Nominees should be:

  • Current or retired practitioners in any area of professional applied psychology.
  • Members of the Society.

Nominations are not limited to UK residents.

Self-nominations are acceptable; however, an additional referee will be required.

Nominees should have:

  • Demonstrated exceptional practice over a significant period of time, including impact outside their primary job role. This award is for lifetime achievement rather than a single contribution.
  • Enjoyed outstanding personal achievement and reinvested in psychology through encouraging and developing others.
  • Displayed a wisdom and depth of service/leadership that has made a significant difference to a number of individuals or groups. 

Further details and/or an application form can be obtained from [email protected]

Nominations have now closed for 2018. The award will open again in September 2019.


Previous recipients

Please note: recipients prior to 2017 award will have received the 'Lifetime Achievement' award.

2016 Professor Narinder Kapur and Professor Tom McMillan
2015 Robin Morris
2014 Neil Frude
2013 Dave M. Clark and Elizabeth Kuipers
2012 Peter Fonagy
2011 Chris Cullen
2010 John Hall and Gerry Randell
2009 Gisli Gudjonsson and Stanley Rachman
2008 Barbara Wilson
2007 Joan Freeman
2006 Ian Gray
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